Well whaddya know? This bitch loves rye whiskey.
I have tried a variety of whiskeys. I have really tried to understand what the fuck is so great about whiskey.
To me, whiskey just tasted like woodsy acid. I never understood the appeal of drinking something that tastes like you're biting into a tree and it's burning your mouth with liquid chemicals. Especially when you have the option to drink something as delicious as tequila, instead.
Then the other day, a coworker had me try Knob Creek rye whiskey. DAYUM.
It was carmely, spicy, and still had that woodsy-ness (but it wasn't nasty anymore because all the other flavors worked so well with it).
RYE WHISKEY, HELLO. WELCOME TO MY HOUSE.
So the other day I was in Portland. Portland is in Oregon. Oregon does not have outrageous liquor tax laws like my beloved Washington does.
I went a little cray-cray and bought a bunch of liquor. Including some rye whiskey!
And guess what! A manhattan is vegan! (As long as you check barnivore, to make sure your whiskey is vegan!)
GO GET YOUR MANHATTAN ON, BITCHES
The animals will thank you!
2 1/2 oz rye whiskey
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
3 - 4 dashes angostura bitters
1 maraschino cherry
Combine whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters into a mixing glass with ice. Shake gently. Put cherry into a chilled cocktail glass, strain drink over the cherry.
RYE WHISKEY FAN
LOVER OF ALL THINGS WITH CHERRIES
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